After his own tour in 2006 to call for an end to Don't Ask, Don't Tell, South Carolina resident Alexander Nicholson is heading on the road with national gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. The tour starts in Iowa next week and then heads to Orlando, Seattle, Phoenix, Palm Springs, and New Hampshire.
The Legacy of Service Tour highlights the courageous men and women who have served their country and who also happen to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The former service members will share their personal stories of courage and sacrifice and discuss the need for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Nicholson visited Charleston during his last tour.
"It didn't matter that I was trained in human intelligence collection and counterintelligence operations by the Army, or that I already spoke three languages before I even went into the Army. Nor does it matter that I have experience living in the Middle East and now speak Arabic as a fourth language. I can't serve because someone found out I'm gay."